[linux-audio-user] WINE + audio experiences ?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 19:41:15 EST 2006

On 1/21/06, Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 05:36 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > I do run iTunes and Quicken under Wine
> I've been meaning to ask, how well does iTunes work for you under Wine?
> Can I take a stack of CDs, "Import CD", then "Update ipod" and have it
> Just Work?

I cannot speak to iPod stuff as I don't own one. Sorry. My
understanding is that the answer would be 'No, it doesn't work', but
maybe someone else will have a better answer.

As for iTunes I use it only for playing their radio stations. My music
collection is ogg based and so far iTunes didn't seem to recognize it.
iTunes under Linux woll not, and probably will never, write CDs. Also,
under Crossover Office, where I use iTunes you are limited to a pretty
old version of iTunes, Ver. 4.9. This is a problem because much of the
music Apple is selling now requires Ver. 6 due to DRM changes. Bummer.

Since I run Windows here I buy my music using the Win XP box, burn a
CD, and then rip the CDs in Linux to add them to my collection. It's a
bunch of extra work since iTunes doesn't put any labeling on the songs
that my Linux rippers understand. I have to enter artist and songs by
hand. Bummer again!

> What's the best native Linux way to rip a bunch of CDs and load them
> onto an ipod (GUI please, don't tell me to use a bunch of shell scripts
> - it has to be as easy for my girlfriend to use as itunes)?

We use Sound Juicer here, but it makes mistakes and we occasionally
have to rerip. Bummer number 3. I'm sure there are better ways. I'm
looking around for a 400GB drive so I can rerip my collection (about
800 CDs) in FLAC.

- Mark

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